Spring cleaning and finishing a novel

After I write “the end” on the last page of a manuscript and then send it off to my editor, it’s time to do a bit of spring-cleaning—specifically tossing out all my notes from the current book. The third book of my Bluegrass Homecoming series, Nom de Plume, comes out in Read More...

Personal appearances in 2017

I've scheduled a few upcoming book signings. It's fun to meet readers in person, not just online. Come and join me if you're in the area. My favorite book signings were the ones I did with Maddie James back in the day when we wrote for Precious Gems. A few Gems authors Read More...

My Lord Raven: Knights of the Royal Household

Amazon Kindle | Amazon UK | iBooks | Kobo | B&N England, the Welsh Border Lands, 1283 To protect what little family she has left, Lady Catrin Fitzalan switches places with her cousin when King Edward orders the pious girl to wed his royal champion, a vicious knight Read More...

Writing Secrets—Release Day

Sometimes books take many paths to publication. I wrote the novel Secrets a few years ago, choosing to explore a romance about a woman caught between the past and her desire to create a new life for herself. I wanted to submit the manuscript to a traditional publisher, Read More...

Secrets: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 2)

Amazon Kindle |Amazon UK | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Smashwords | Paperback More Digital Buy Links Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for Read More...

Prequel: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 1)

Kindle | Kobo | Nook | iBooks | Smashwords | Paperback More Digital Buy Links FREE ebook! Grace Baron had always been the good wife, in spite of a marriage based on a careless indiscretion, and sustained not by love, but by old-fashioned morality. She’d raised her Read More...

Welcome Nancy Fraser! Big Cover Reveal: Eye of the Pharaoh

The idea for Eye of the Pharaoh came about following a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. For the longest time afterward, I couldn’t get the images of ancient Egypt out of my head. Then, out of the blue, I received a gift from a relative who had passed...a gorgeous Read More...

I was a reader before I was a writer

Sometime after second grade and by the time I discovered Black Stallion books in the fourth grade, I started loving to read. My ninth grade teacher Mrs. Neff encouraged us to buy and keep books. You can see I have many of them in my library today. Mrs. Neff also Read More...

Montana vacation spurs romance novel ideas

When my husband and I discussed a summer vacation, I suggested Montana. I wanted to see the state where I’d set four books in the The Montana McKenna’s series with Maddie James. Before writing my books, I had researched the Internet for the setting, a dude ranch in Read More...

Do you put people you know in your books?

How many times have friends asked me that question? Once the ladies in accounting asked my husband (then my boy friend) if he was the inspiration for my love scenes. He blushed and ran quickly out of the cubicle where they were working. Robert McKee (author of Story: Read More...